The Paleo Diet

You may have heard the Paleo diet described as “eat like a caveman”. Other names for it include: The Stone Age diet, or the Ancient diet. No matter what name you know it as, the overall concept of the Paleo diet is the same. The Paleo diet is an attempt to replicate the diet that humans who were alive during the Paleolithic age would have eaten. It is always a good idea to consult a doctor before choosing to start a new diet. Where did the Paleo diet come from? The Paleo diet has been around for longer than you … Continue reading

The Juice Cleanse Diet

The Juice Cleanse diet is a fad diet. It requires people to drink a certain amount of juice and prohibits people from eating food. There are a lot of dangers involved with this fad diet. Before you begin a new diet, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor about it. What is the Juice Cleanse Diet? The Juice Cleanse diet has gone by different names over the years including: Cleanse, Master Cleanse, Detox, and the “Maple Syrup Diet” (made popular when Beyonce did it years ago). The Hollywood 48 hour miracle diet is a Juice Cleanse diet. … Continue reading

The Atkins Diet

The Atkins Diet is among the most well known diets. This is due in part to how long it has been around. People recognize the name from all the Atkins food products that they see in grocery stores. Before beginning a diet, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor. What is the Atkins Diet? The Atkins Diet is the original low carb diet. The main idea is to limit the amount of carbohydrates that you eat, especially during the early stages of the diet. According to the Atkins website, the purpose of this diet is to “flip … Continue reading

The Weight Watchers Diet

Weight Watchers is one of the most well-known diets. This is due to how long it has been in existence and its advertising efforts. Is it the best diet for you? Before beginning a new diet, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor. What is the Weight Watchers Diet? Weight Watchers is a diet that uses a points system. Recently, Weight Watchers changed their points system to a new one called SmartPoints. Their new points formula looks at the type of fat in a given food, with saturated fat pointed more heavily. Lean protein has fewer points … Continue reading

The Gluten-Free Diet

The Gluten-Free diet is an excellent choice for people who have certain health conditions. It is not ideal for everyone. Before you begin a new diet, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor about it. What is the Gluten-Free diet? A gluten-free diet is one that excludes foods that contain gluten. Gluten is the general name for the proteins that are found in wheat (durum, emmer, spelt, farina, farro, KAMUT, khorasan wheat, and einkorn) rye, barley, and triticale. Gluten acts as a glue that holds foods together. People who go on a gluten-free diet stop eating foods … Continue reading

The Cotton Ball Diet is Dangerous

There have been many diets that sound a bit extreme – but that do involve actual food. The cotton ball diet, however, encourages people to eat a non-food item that their bodies cannot break down or gain nutrition from. The purpose of this diet, like all diets, is weight loss. It is important to know that the cotton ball diet is very dangerous! There are certain times of the year in which a lot of people suddenly decide to go on a diet. One is shortly before summer, when people decide they want to lose weight in order to look … Continue reading

Exercise and Diet Together Help Weight Loss

Thinking about losing some weight? You’ve probably found tons of advice that suggests how to do that. Some of it might contradict the other pieces of advice. Those of you who are confused about what the best plan for weight loss is may want to consider what a recent study found. It turns out you need to focus on both exercise and diet together. A Stanford study about weight gain and obesity was making the rounds on the internet recently. The lead author of the study was Dr. Uri Ladabaum, a Stanford gastroenterologist. In short, he describes the results as … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Eggs

For years we have seen reports and heard warnings that eggs were bad for your health. People feared the impact eggs would have on their cholesterol and their waistlines.  Eggs seemed to be the bad guy from health to weight gain.  As eggs were vilified, we were missing out on some key health benefits of eggs.  Yes, that is right, eggs contain health benefits that far out weigh any false claim of their poor impact on health.  While, moderation does need to be used with eggs or any food, you have nothing to fear from waking up in the morning … Continue reading

Healthy Beets and Recipe

Beets are another healthy food that you ought to consider adding to your diet. Beets contain betaine, the same substance that is used in certain treatments of depression. Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid, are just a few of the health benefits of beets.  Beets are also high in iron and excellent source of energy.  Bet  you never realized so much good could be in a beet.  Perhaps you don’t like beets or you never had them.  Were you turned away by their appearance?  I know many who have never tried a beet … Continue reading

Are you ready for the commitment?

Losing weight is a commitment.  Not like the commitment of watching American Idol for a few weeks.  More like the commitment you give to the army.  It can be grueling, exhausting, and frustration.  Many give up before they really begin.  No one wants to be uncomfortable and as soon as that first bead of sweat appears it is time to jump ship for many on a weight loss journey.  If only losing weight was as easy as gaining weight, huh?  Upon looking in the mirror you may think you are ready to put forth the effort.  However, is that thought … Continue reading